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Small Wastewater Discharge at Big Creek State Park
Posted: 05/08/2013

POLK CITY – The park manager at Big Creek State Park discovered a sewer line leak while looking for a leak in the water lines this morning.

The sewer leak is near the handicap fishing pier about a half mile from the beach on the east side of the lake.

Manager Chad Kelchen said the untreated wastewater traveled over ground about 100 yards. He estimates a maximum of 50 gallons reached the lake.

The line has been repaired. Kelchen will lime the ground this afternoon between the leak and the lake, but cautions people to avoid the area until the lime is down.